The Brian Kieran Collection

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £550

Estimate: £350 - £400

Crimea 1854-56, 2 clasps, Sebastopol, Azoff (W. H. Cameron, Surgeon, H.M.S. Beagle), contemporary engraved naming, good very fine


William Hector Cameron was appointed a Surgeon in the Royal Navy in July 1845 and, prior to the Crimean War, served in H.M.S. Agincourt during the Borneo operations of 1846 and in the Bulldog in the Sicilian insurrection of 1849. Subsequently appointed Surgeon of the Beagle in the Black Sea, he was present at the capture of Kertch, Yenikale and Kinburn, and all of the operations in the Sea of Azoff, in addition to - according to Lean’s Navy List - the battle of Balaklava (Crimea Medal with clasps for Sebastopol, Balaklava and Azoff; Turkish Medal); according to The Azoff Campaign 1855, by Duckers & Mitchell, his Azoff clasp was despatched to the Beagle in May 1857. Cameron was advanced to Staff Surgeon in January 1856 and was placed on the Retired List in April 1870.